Warts (Common Warts), medicinenet.com
“…are small, self-limited tumors caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection….
Warts: Who gets and causes aad.org
“…Viruses called human papillomavirus (HPV) cause warts. It is easier to catch a virus that causes warts when you have a cut or scrape on your skin. This explains why so many children get warts. Warts also are more common on parts of the body that people shave such as the beard area in men and the legs in women. You can spread warts from one place on your body to another…”
Warts: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatments Monday 8 June 2015 .medicalnewstoday.com
“…The virus causes keratin, which is a hard protein on the top layer of the skin, to grow too fast. ..”
Warts | Prevention prevention.com
It is difficult to prevent warts. You can reduce your chances of getting warts by avoiding skin contact with existing warts and with contaminated floors, such as those in locker rooms and around swimming pools. “
Common Warts Overview by Sarah Siddons health.howstuffworks.com
“..One easy way to reduce your chances of developing common warts is by cleaning cuts or scratches on your skin. Even a tiny break in your skin makes you more susceptible to warts.
Just as the athlete’s foot fungus loves dampness, so do some types of HPV. Wearing flip-flops when you walk on wet surfaces, such as in a locker room or at a swimming pool, is an easy way to decrease your exposure to plantar and common warts…”
Common Causes and Simple Treatments for Warts of All Kinds November 18, 2015 articles.mercola.com
“..Different Treatments for Different Types of the HPV Virus
Remember, in more than 90 percent of cases, your immune system can clear up an HPV infection within two years on its own, so keeping your immune system strong is important.
Duct Tape Really Can Fix Anything
There is also evidence that using just duct tape is more effective than cryotherapy (cold therapy or freezing) applied in the physician’s office. The treatment was tested by applying a piece of duct tape over the wart for six days. The tape was then removed, the wart soaked in warm water and filed. The tape remained off overnight and reapplied the next day for another six days.
Sal: I used toothpaste first and then used duct tape to “trap” any oxygen, which removed my wart within 3-days!
“Some Natural Treatment Options
Cryotherapy is a treatment using liquid nitrogen which freezes the wart. Similar treatments using silver nitrate are now available over-the-counter as well. However, the treatment must be applied as directed on the package in order to be effective. Because these freezing treatments can be painful, it may be necessary to have a second person apply the treatment to get the full effect if you aren’t able to hold the treatment in place the necessary amount of time…”
Sal: I tried this and my wart reappeared again on the same spot, which is why I used the “duct tape” method afterwards. Wished I knew about that earlier. I would’ve saved close to a $100 of medical cost!
Natural home remedies: Warts
Having a wart can be a source of embarrassment, but it doesn’t have to be. Try these home remedies to rid yourself of your unwanted visitor
“…• Cover the wart with a small piece of duct tape. Cut a piece that will just cover the wart. Stick it on and leave it there for six days. When you take the tape off, soak the area in water for a few minutes, then use a disposable emery board or pumice stone to file down the dead, thick skin. Leave the wart uncovered overnight and apply a new patch in the morning. Repeat the procedure until you’re wart-free.
• Grind up a few vitamin C tablets, mix with enough water to make a paste and dab it onto your wart. Cover the paste with a bandage or tape. Because the tablets are highly acidic, they can help wear the wart away and also fight the virus itself.
• Be sure to dry off your wart after you wash, to reduce the chance of spreading the virus to someone else. When warts are wet, they seem to be more contagious.
• Don’t scratch or pick at warts. You can transfer the virus when you scratch other areas of skin.
A natural boost for warts
• Apply freshly crushed garlic directly to the wart and cover with a bandage. The caustic effect of the garlic will cause the wart to blister and fall off in as little as one week. Apply new garlic every day, avoiding contact with healthy surrounding skin. (Smearing the area around the wart with petroleum jelly can help.)
• Apply a compress or cotton ball soaked in vinegar and tape it down on the wart with an elastic bandage for at least one or two hours daily.
• Pull a dandelion from your yard, break the stem and squeeze some of its liquid onto your wart. Do this daily as needed. The sap is mildly irritating, so it stimulates your immune system to take care of the wart. Don’t use dandelions that have been treated with herbicides during the previous few years.
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